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Robert Jenrick

British lawyer and Conservative Party politician; Member of Parliament for Newark since 2014

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Robert Jenrick: British lawyer and Conservative Party politician; Member of Parliament for Newark since 2014
Robert Edward Jenrick is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2019. He has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Newark since 2014.

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Starmer: Jenrick row a "judgement call" on PM [Video]

Starmer: Jenrick row a "judgement call" on PM

Sir Keir Starmer says the row over Robert Jenrick's involvement in the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development is now a "judgement call" on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The..

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Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row [Video]

Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is under increasing pressure to resign amid a row over the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development. Mr Jenrick approved the development on the..

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Zahawi: Robert Jenrick's actions "not unlawful" [Video]

Zahawi: Robert Jenrick's actions "not unlawful"

Business minister Nadhim Zahawi has defended Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, saying he pulled the planning application for the Westferry Printworks development as soon as there was "a perception of..

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Call for Jenrick to quit in controversy over planning approval for Tory donor [Video]

Call for Jenrick to quit in controversy over planning approval for Tory donor

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick faced calls to resign after documents revealed he was “insistent” a controversial development was agreed before a new levy would cost its Tory donor backer..

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Jenrick to release documents in Westferry Printworks row [Video]

Jenrick to release documents in Westferry Printworks row

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has agreed to release all relevant documents pertaining to his controversial decision to approve the Westferry Printworks property development on the Isle of Dogs in..

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All you need to know from the May 31 coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 31 coronavirus briefing

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that members of the public shielding will be able to to leave their homes for the first time since lockdown.

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Communities Secretary announces new advice for people shielding during pandemic [Video]

Communities Secretary announces new advice for people shielding during pandemic

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announces plans to allow shielding members of the public to leave their homes for the first time since lockdown began.

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6,000 new supported homes for rough sleepers [Video]

6,000 new supported homes for rough sleepers

Robert Jenrick has announced 6,000 new supported homes for rough sleepers will become available in the next 12 months. The Communities Secretary's comments come as part of the daily press briefing at..

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Shielded community to be allowed outside from June 1st [Video]

Shielded community to be allowed outside from June 1st

Robert Jenrick has announced that the high-risk shielded members of society will be allowed outside from June 1st. The Communities Secretary added that they can go outside with their household, or if..

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Jenrick: Government will not review fines for parents [Video]

Jenrick: Government will not review fines for parents

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick says the government will not undertake a formal review of fines issued to parents who breached lockdown restrictions whilst trying to arrange childcare. Report by..

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Jenrick: Time to "move on" from Cummings row [Video]

Jenrick: Time to "move on" from Cummings row

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick says "the moment has come for us to move on" from the row over Dominic Cummings and backed the Prime Minister's view that the Downing Street aide had not broken..

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UK government restarts English housing market [Video]

UK government restarts English housing market

Buyers and renters in England will be able to move house again from Wednesday under plans set out by the government to re-start a real estate market all but frozen by virus restrictions, UK housing..

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Communities Secretary reopens housing market [Video]

Communities Secretary reopens housing market

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that the housing market has now reopened, subject to certain social distancing restrictions. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Robert Jenrick: New plan to restart, reopen and renew the housing market [Video]

Robert Jenrick: New plan to restart, reopen and renew the housing market

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announces the updated coronavirus figures as of today and tells the daily coronavirus press conference that the Government aims to "restart, reopen and renew" the..

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Robert Jenrick to face grilling over approval of Tory donor's £1bn property development

Housing secretary suggests council was deliberately delaying consent for financial gain
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Robert Jenrick: Case not 'closed' over minister's approval of controversial development, MPs warn

Commons committee says there were 'serious mistakes' in Westferry cases and presents housing secretary with 26 new questions to answer
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Labour demands explanation from Robert Jenrick over meeting with 'family friend' with potential interest in mining project

Housing secretary already under pressure over decision on £1bn Richard Desmond property plan
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Labour call for sleaze watchdog investigation into Robert Jenrick over £1bn planning row involving billionaire Tory donor

Standards commissioner asked to probe if housing secretary breached MPs' code of conduct in dealings with Richard Desmond
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UK politics news – live: Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey in row over 'antisemitic' comments by actress in Independent interview as Jenrick property row deepens

Momentum founder says Starmer needs to 'rebuild trust' with party's left Starmer says Long-Bailey's actions 'did not further cause of rebuilding trust with Jewish community' Jenrick faces fresh..
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Government 'abandons plans to give Robert Jenrick more power over planning decisions'

Housing secretary also facing claims he met with another billionaire Tory donor while considering funding decision as treasury secretary in 2018
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Boris Johnson has 'full confidence' in beleaguered Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, Downing Street says

Affair calls PM's judgement into question, says Labour leader Starmer
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Minister denies Robert Jenrick gave 'special treatment' to billionaire developer, saying voters can go to Tory fundraisers

Remarks come as housing secretary faces escalating pressure over Westferry Printworks development
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UK politics news – live: Robert Jenrick faces calls to resign as texts reveal minister 'insistent' Tory donor's £1bn development rushed through

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Jenrick faces calls to resign after planning documents released in Tory donor row

Documents reveal housing secretary was 'insistent' development was agreed to before new levy would cost Richard Desmond millions of pounds
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Robert Jenrick 'insistent' £1bn property development decision rushed through before Tory donor forced to pay extra taxes

Robert Jenrick was "insistent" that a decision on a contentious £1bn property development was rushed through before a Tory donor's company faced millions in new taxes, new papers reveal.
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Robert Jenrick to release documents relating to £1bn property row involving Tory donor after pressure from Labour

The housing secretary has promised to release documents relating to the controversial approval of a £1bn property development involving a Tory Party donor.
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Labour tries to force government to release all documents relating to Robert Jenrick's 'unlawful' £1bn property scheme approval

'He has answered the questions on this and I really do think that should be the end of the matter,' claims cabinet colleague Alok Sharma
Independent - Published

How housing secretary Robert Jenrick became embroiled in 'highly contentious' property scheme by billionaire Richard Desmond

Labour claims plenty of questions remain over 'apparent cash-for-favours in the planning process'. So how did the row unfold?
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Cabinet secretary examining Robert Jenrick's decision to approve 'contentious' property scheme of Tory donor

Labour urges minister to disclose 'all conversations with all government ministers and officials'
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Robert Jenrick: Housing secretary refusing to answer questions over unlawful help for Tory donor's property scheme

Mr Jenrick had been summoned and told to publish all correspondence on Richard Desmond controversy - to prove no 'cash for favours'
Independent - Published

Housing secretary must explain dealings with billionaire property developer who gave Tories £12,000 donation, Labour demands

Robert Jenrick quashed his own decision on 1,500-property plan after accepting it was unlawful
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British places of worship to reopen partly on June 15

British places of worship will reopen for individual prayer from June 15, after being closed to the public in March as part of the coronavirus lockdown, government minister Robert Jenrick said on..
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UK evictions ban extended for two months, Jenrick announces

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that new evictions will be suspended for another two months, as ministers grapple with the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
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Robert Jenrick: Police assess complaint over minister who approved Tory donor's £1bn housing scheme

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are "assessing" an allegation involving housing secretary Robert Jenrick and his decision to green light a controversial £1bn east London development.
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Robert Jenrick showed 'apparent bias' in approving Conservative Party donor's housing development

Decision was made just one day before new rules would have added millions to cost of project, Tower Hamlets says
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UK sent coronavirus tests to United States for processing: minister

Britain had to send coronavirus tests to the United States to be processed after a problem at one of its laboratories, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Sunday.
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UK wants to 'slowly and cautiously' ease lockdown to restart economy: minister

The British government wants to slowly and cautiously restart the economy, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Sunday ahead of a televised address from the prime minister to set out plans to begin..
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Tory minister Robert Jenrick says country at 'four out of five' on new coronavirus tier warning system

'Our aspiration is to bring that down as swiftly as we can to three,' says communities secretary
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Britain's COVID-19 death toll rises to 30,076

Britain's COVID-19 death toll has risen by 649 to 30,076, according to figures announced on Wednesday by government minister Robert Jenrick.
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Britain's daily testing target may have been met: minister

Britain may have hit its daily target of carrying out 100,000 COVID-19 tests a day, or will come close, putting in place the beginnings of a network to test, track and trace people through the..
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Britain may have hit its daily testing target: minister

Britain may have hit its daily target of 100,000 COVID-19 tests, or come close, putting in place the beginnings of a network to test, track and trace people through the pandemic, housing minister..
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Britain has to do more to get equipment to health workers: minister

Britain needs to do more to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers on the frontline, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Saturday after criticism about shortages in hospitals..
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UK PM Johnson has had some contact with ministers during coronavirus recovery

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had some contact with ministers while he is recovering from COVID-19, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Saturday.
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Local councils face financial failure if government forces them to pay share of extra coronavirus costs, councillors warn

Town halls call for 'cast-iron' guarantee of funding support from communities secretary Robert Jenrick
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PM Johnson is doing well, expected back at his office shortly - minister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "doing well" and is expected to be back at his office shortly, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Monday after the British leader was admitted to hospital on Sunday..
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UK PM Johnson will continue to lead government, housing minister Jenrick says

Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to lead the government, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Monday after the British leader spent the night in hospital for tests because he was still..
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All parts of UK now on emergency footing to fight coronavirus - minister

All parts of Britain are on an emergency footing the likes of which have not been seen since World War Two in the fight against coronavirus, with strategic coordination centers being set up across the..
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Britain has ventilator prototypes, looking to start manufacturing: housing minister

Britain has received the first prototypes of new ventilators to help the health service handle the coronavirus pandemic, and production of new machines should start soon, housing minister Robert..
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Coronavirus: UK could enforce Italy-style lockdown if people fail to stay at home, minister suggests

'This isn't a game, it is very serious,' warns Robert Jenrick
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Britain will leave EU on October 31 if there is no deal: UK minister Jenrick

Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 if no Brexit deal is reached with the bloc, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit deal still possible: UK minister Jenrick

A Brexit deal can still be done despite Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party saying it cannot support current proposals from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, housing..
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Notion Britain could ask an EU member to veto Brexit extension is 'tittle-tattle': UK minister

Britain's housing minister Robert Jenrick said speculation that the government could ask another EU member state to veto a request to extend Article 50 to ensure Brexit happened on Oct. 31 was..
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